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Dabo Swinney makes statement about Clemson QB situation

Dabo Swinney on the sidelines

Sep 5, 2022; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; Clemson Tigers head coach Dabo Swinney questions the side judge after a replay during the first quarter of the Chick-fil-A kickoff game against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

The Clemson Tigers switched quarterbacks during Saturday’s comeback win over Syracuse, sparking a quarterback controversy in the process. Coach Dabo Swinney seemingly tried to put an end to that controversy in his postgame interview.

Cade Klubnik replaced D.J. Uiagalelei during the third quarter of the game, with Klubnik giving the Tigers a spark and leading them to a comeback win. Despite this, Swinney was adamant after the game that Uiagalelei was still his quarterback, and likened his performance to Steph Curry having a bad game.

“Sometimes Steph Curry goes 2-for-25,” Swinney told ESPN’s Molly McGrath. “Your best players sometimes can have a bad day, and he just got out of rhythm, made some bad plays. We just needed a change. D.J.’s our quarterback. There ain’t no question about that. That’s our guy, that’s our leader, you write that right now. He’s got to play better and he will.”

Whether you believe Swinney or not is a different question. It will not be easy to put Klubnik back on the bench after a performance that saw him spark a comeback victory, even if he only threw the ball four times. After all, this is not the first time Uiagalelei has struggled, and even Swinney left the door open to making a change earlier in the year.


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